The highest resolution available for this image is 300 dpi.; Title supplied by cataloger. This collection is comprised of approximately 1,000 slides capturing buildings along Wilshire Boulevard. The slides were taken during Tuesday afternoon walks in 1978-1979 by Marlene Laskey and her 15-year-old daughter, Annie, who was the primary photographer. Marlene (1933-1989) was a Michigan native who moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s and became a Los Angeles historian and architecture enthusiast. At the time of her death from cancer, Marlene was working on a Master of Urban Planning degree at UCLA, and was an interviewer for UCLA's Oral History program. Partial exterior view of the Beverly Hilton, located at 9876 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Developed by Conrad Hilton and designed by Welton Becket, the Beverly Hilton Hotel opened in 1953 on a 8.9-acre lot with 582 rooms. In 1987, the hotel was sold to entertainer Merv Grfiffin for $100.2 million dollars. 16 years later, in 2003, Griffin sold it for $130 million dollars. The hotel now boasts of 570 rooms, 101 suites, 3 restaurants, and 7 floors. It has been the home of the Golden Globe Awards since 1961.